Concentric irregular shapes with equal space between

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Feb 08, 2018 Feb 08, 2018

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Hello,

I know how to step and repeat and also use the blend tool for shapes, but I'm trying to create concentric irregular outlined shapes.

Picture a simple outline drawing of a cloud. I'd like the graphic to be made of multiple progressively smaller outline cloud shapes,

like concentric rings only cloud shape.

I do know the trick of making multiple copies and adding white or solid strokes so that the effect is what I'm going for,

but that's a really cumbersome graphic.

Thank you,

Jane

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 08, 2018 Feb 08, 2018
It would help those of us answering questions if you would show a picture of what you're aiming for.Here's a couple of ideas.Draw the smaller cloud shape. Choose Object > Path > Offset Path.Select the resulting offset path and Offset Path by the same amount as the first offset.Keep repeating. You'll get something like this:Another way would be to draw the cloud shape, and use the Appearance panel to add new strokes.

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Feb 08, 2018 Feb 08, 2018

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It would help those of us answering questions if you would show a picture of what you're aiming for.

Here's a couple of ideas.

Draw the smaller cloud shape. Choose Object > Path > Offset Path.

Select the resulting offset path and Offset Path by the same amount as the first offset.

Keep repeating. You'll get something like this:

Another way would be to draw the cloud shape, and use the Appearance panel to add new strokes.

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Feb 09, 2018 Feb 09, 2018

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Thanks Barbara. The offset path option was what I'm looking for! I think I used it ages ago.

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You're welcome. Glad that did the trick.

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